Katni (Madhya Pradesh): Seven labourers were rescued while two others were died after an under-construction tunnel caved in at Sleemanabad in Madhya Pradesh's Katni district, officials said on Monday.
The tunnel of the Bargi canal project had caved in late Saturday night, trapping nine labourers.
Those who died were identified as Gorelal, a resident of Singrauli and Ravi, a resident of Nagpur. The district administration has confirmed the death of the labourers.
After the incident, Collector Priyank Mishra has announced a relief amount of Rs 50,000 to all the injured persons and Rs 4 lakh each to the relatives of the deceased.
Seven of them were so far pulled out from the debris, Madhya Pradesh Additional Chief Secretary (Home) Rajesh Rajora said.
The trapped labourers were responding to calls from rescue personnel, Sleemanabad Sub-Divisional Magistrate Sangh Mitra Gautam said.
Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan spoke to Katni collector and the superintendent of police about the incident.
Chouhan directed officials to make arrangements for providing treatment to the injured labourers, Rajora said.